By Matjaž Macuh
Whether you want to keep better track of how many calories and macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) you are eating, you want something to push you harder and harder in your workouts, you are searching for new training ideas, or you simply want some good tunes to make your training more fun than fitness apps can definitely help you with that.
The following 5 fitness apps can make your daily life much easier and make the task of working out much more fun.
MyFitnessPal has been one of the staples of any fitness enthusiast out there who want to keep his/her nutrition in check.
With the help of this app, you can easily track how much food you are eating per day as well as how many grams of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) you are eating per day.
You can quite easily find the exact foods you were eating on a certain day in MyFitnessPal’s vast database.
You can also get a very good feeling of how much energy you are burning off through different types of exercise.
All in all, if you are searching for a good app that makes you more aware of how much food you personally need per day and how much energy you are burning off then MyFitnessPal is the way to go.
2) FIT Radio
Who doesn’t like music while exercising?
The right tune can help you push yourself much harder without you even knowing it.
On the other side, the wrong music which doesn’t suit you can ruin a workout.
This is why choosing the right music which should be chosen according to your own specific preferences.
So, if you are looking for the perfect playlist to get your blood pumping then FIT Radio is one of the best options out there.
If you are done with using a pen and paper to log your workouts and are searching for an easier way to keep track of your workouts and progression in the gym then JEFIT can definitely help you with that.
JEFIT allows you to make quick and easy notes from a very large exercise database so that you can focus more on your workout and less on making notes and worrying whether or not you brought your training notebook and pen with you or not.
Also, if you aren’t sure how to go about a certain exercise the app allows for an exercise demonstration in the form of images or videos which can come in handy.
4) Bartal Sports Tracker-Fitness
This app is great for keeping track of the distance, altitude and speed of aerobic types of exercises such as cycling, mountain biking, running, walking and more.
If you indulge in any of the above-mentioned exercises then you might want to think about adding this app to your fitness repertoire.
You can even set up an automatic SMS sending mechanism to keep you on top of your workout progression.
Analyze your performance, map your workout routine, save your workout history and share your progress via Facebook and other social media so that all your friends can know how you are progressing (it might just motivate them to get off the couch and do some exercise on their own).
And the best thing about the app is that you aren’t reliant on a network, only your GPS is needed and you’re good to go.
5) Meditation Studio
So far in this article, we have covered apps which can help you with general body recomposition (losing body fat and gaining muscle mass), healthy eating, easier workout progression tracking and keeping better track of your aerobic workouts.
However, we have not yet mentioned a very important aspect of healthier living, especially in our modern stressful time, and that is meditation.
With the help of meditation, one can successfully lower stress and anxiety levels in our body.
And the Mediation Studio app is perfect for helping you with that with its more than 250 guided meditations.
So if you are looking for a reliant stress reliever in the form of an easy to use app which is suitable for people on any level of meditation experience (from complete newbies to more experienced meditators).
Fitness apps are very useful tools just like fitness accessories, training equipment and supplements (https://www.masswithclass.com/best-weight-gain-supplements-for-ectomorphs/) are which you can add to your repertoire and make your fitness journey much easier and more fun.
And while health and fitness apps certainly aren’t 100% needed they certainly can come in handy and if you have the option of using them, why not take advantage of that.
Image credit: Fit Radio
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matjaž is a personal trainer and has BSc in Food Technology and Nutrition.
He promotes a healthy lifestyle and helps people achieve their fitness goals.
He regularly writes about exercise, nutrition and supplement tips on www.masswithclass.com